posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 12:43 PM
The Mig testing projects started at Groom Lake in the late 1960's. They were part of three operations running almost consecutively.
Operations HAVE DRILL and HAVE FERRY were first. They primarily did tests on the Mig-17 Fresco.
After that came Operation HAVE DOUGHNUT which tested the Mig-21 Fishbed.
They eventually did mock dogfights with these two aircraft against every type of fighter aircraft that the Air Force had in it's arsenal at the time.
As well as the B-52 and B-58 Hustler. This was to test survivability, countermeasures, performance, and to run radar cross-section tests.